Funds participating in oncycle so far

To help everyone see visibility in the firms interviewing in oncycle so far known:

Anymore? Seems like mostly other MM

 

I find it so funny that people are asking what maple capital is. Goes to show how many people just want to work at the firms that people outside of finance know the name of and don’t even know what insiders view as the best places to work with the highest comp. Maple obviously smaller, but some of the best returns in both distressed debt and PE buyouts. Not surprised they went so early this year

 

Don't you think that's also the issue with early recruiting - like I knew I wanted buyout but genuinely didn't why I wanted certain firms because I didn't have enough exposure so I didn't participate in oncycle I didn't want to look like a retard. Like yea sure it it would be nice to be at your KKR for the prestige etc but like, but like that’s legit the only reason

 
Himmydimon

Don't you think that's also the issue with early recruiting - like I knew I wanted buyout but genuinely didn't why I wanted certain firms because I didn't have enough exposure so I didn't participate in oncycle I didn't want to look like a retard.

Completely agree..

 

Associate 3 in PE - LBOs:

Is this some kind of joke that's going over my head? It's a 1.5bn AUM firm started in 2004… how good can they possibly be

The one that people are referring to and is going oncycle (but very small process and hard to get into) does not have a website

 

Just because we don’t know it doesn’t mean we wouldn’t want to work there. I genuinely have never heard of it. There’s no website, and I’ve searched everywhere for 13F’s and LinkedIn to learn something about the firm but there’s nothing to be found… Only thing that keeps popping up is some fund in VT (ew) or a VC fund in Israel

 

m8:

I work in secondaries so have bought and priced literally hundreds of funds, from absolute garbage to top tier names. I have never heard of Maple Capital. Kind of funny to see it on this list. 

LPs never sell their stakes in maple capital, that’s why

 

Was lucky enough to have the opportunity to interview with two Associates there last night…intense experience to say the least, but they actually mentioned something that might shed some light on this-maple's LP agreements don't allow stake sales except back to the GPs. they've always been very selective about the outside capital they accept (>2Bn/>50% of the latest fund is their own money) because they're very focused on finding highly aligned long-term partners. Thought that was unique. Not unlike the Baupost glory days of '00-'12 in that philosophy

 

What’s everyone’s read on the situation? Had a couple interviews but struck out now radio silence.

 

What’s everyone’s read on the situation? Had a couple interviews but struck out now radio silence.

 

Everyone’s obviously different depending on circumstances among other things, but my firm has a 3 year analyst program. Told HH I’d like to recruit during next year’s on-cycle (Summer 2026 start), and they were understanding and supportive.

Gives me a year to really figure out what I want to do in terms of next steps, as well as see if IB is something I can tolerate beyond an analyst stint (something I’m open to at the moment).

 

Analyst 1 in IB-M&A:

Warburg isn't until tomorrow or Monday HH told me

Heard maple took their top recruits

 

are those really spots you want to end up at though? Never really hear much about MSIP on the infra side of things

 

Nah, personally I need more time to know what I want to do with my life post banking

 

also they're saying that base is "$120,000-170,000" for DB - does that seem low to anyone?

 

Also got these 2 positions. My logic was that the 120 was either just a low-range number if someone decided to join a year early, or their CoL adjusted rate for someone recruiting to the FL office as opposed to NY. But those are both just guesses. 

 

so disappointed man, the associate there guaranteed me an interview but then last second had filled up all their spots by the time I showed up to the office (yes I took a plane to go to Vermont)